Category: Politics

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Lifelong southsider, Chelsea Chism-Vargas announces run for 4th Ward, Des Moines City Council

Today, July 16th, local community activist and lifetime southsider, Chelsea Chism-Vargas, formally announced her candidacy for the Des Moines City Council, Ward 4 seat. Chelsea Chism-Vargas is a first generation Peruvian-American born and raised inContinue reading…

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Sanders Condemns ICE and CBP Impunity, Calls for the End of Family Detention

WASHINGTON, July 2—In response to news of deplorable conditions faced by detainees at border facilities recently visited by members of Congress, as well as revelations that nearly 10,000 current and former Border Patrol agents were involved in a secret FacebookContinue reading…

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Carlos Portes: A Tribute

By JEFF HUTTON Hola America contributor When Carlos Portes held court, you could guarantee there would be good cigars, refreshing mojitos and challenging conversation. He was a man of ideas, had a vast knowledge ofContinue reading…

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Jayne O’Brien “ I value my community and am committed to making East Moline an even better place to live”

Voting is a essential part of any democracy. While many Americans usually exercise their right to vote during presidential elections, most usually forgo local elections and this is a great mistake.  Local politicians make decisionsContinue reading…

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“I ask all of you, regardless of any political affiliation, to do what’s right and stand against the separation of families”

  Jazmin Newton-Butt’s remarks for the 2018 LULAC Iowa State Convention against the policy of separation of families   LULAC Council 10 would like to thank LULAC Iowa for bringing the 2018 State Convention toContinue reading…

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Immigrants’ Rights advocates disappointed by advancement of anti-immigrant proposal, vow to continue organizing

  4/5/18 – The Republican-controlled legislature has advanced a bill that threatens public safety by encouraging cooperation between local Iowa law enforcement and the federal agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The bill, SF481, nowContinue reading…